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Legal and Compliance Admin amp Ops Project Officer

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Morgan Stanley

New York City, NY

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Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Legal and Compliance Department

Legal and Compliance Division comprises 1500 professionals who provide a wide range of services to our business units. They might help to structure a complex and sensitive cross-border transaction; advise on a new product introduction; develop a training program or defuse an investor dispute. They preserve the Firm's invaluable reputation for integrity and protect the Firm from sanctions with policies and procedures that meet regulatory requirements around the world. They also strive to maintain cooperative relationships with governmental policy makers and the regulatory and self-regulatory agencies that govern the Firm's businesses.

Legal and Compliance (LCD) Admin & Ops is a global team that supports the smooth running of the Division. The team advises on resources, budgets, technology and processes within the Division. It manages training and development, management information and special projects on behalf of the Division’s management. LCD Admin & Ops reports into the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for LCD.

Projects Officer

The Admin & Ops team requires a Projects Officer to assist the Deputy COO perform their duties, most importantly to structure and deliver change projects across the Division. These projects might cover any aspect of the Admin & Ops team’s mandate and will typically be global in scope. Examples of the types of projects include:

• Requirements gathering, design and rollout of a new matter management system to be used by the Division’s attorneys

• Project managing the rollout of a framework for coordinated management of conduct issues across the Firm

• Work on presentations for an LCD Management Committee offsite to discuss strategy for the Division

• Deployment of a metrics and a reporting system to manage the Division’s relationships with key vendors who provide legal and compliance services to the Firm

A key part of the role will involve helping to write business requirements for technology solutions for a range of issues so that these can be handed to Technology partners to take forward.

The Projects Officer will need to form strong working relationships with colleagues inside LCD and in other functions across the Firm.

This role will involve multi-tasking at a fast pace. The Projects Officer will have the opportunity to work closely with senior management of the Division and gain an insight into strategy and execution of global projects.


Skills and attributes required

• Proactive approach and strong interpersonal skills

• Willingness and ability to reach out to and work with others

• Flexibility in approach, quick learner and able to absorb new issues quickly

• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form, at all levels and across our global businesses

• Effective time management skills, and proven track record of meeting deadlines in a fast paced environment

• Attention to detail, and ability to solve problems creatively

• Understanding of technology and enthusiasm for using it to solve problems

• Analytical approach to be able to take issues, problem solve them and structure solutions

Company info

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Company Profile
Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company, provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide. The company’s Institutional Securities segment offers financial advisory services on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, leveraged buyouts, takeover defenses, and shareholder relations, as well as provides capital raising and corporate lending services. This segment is also engaged in sales, trading, financing, and market-making activities, including institutional equity, fixed income and commodities, research, and investment activities, as well as offers financing services, such as prime brokerage, consolidated clearance, settlement, custody, financing, and portfolio reporting services. Its Wealth Management segment provides brokerage and investment advisory services covering various types of investments comprising equities, options, futures, foreign currencies, precious metals, fixed income securities, mutual funds, structured products, alternative investments, unit investment trusts, managed futures, separately managed accounts, and mutual fund asset allocation programs. This segment also offers education savings programs, financial and wealth planning services, annuity and other insurance products, cash management services, trust and fiduciary services, retirement solutions, and credit and other lending products, as well as fixed income principal trading services. The company’s Investment Management segment provides alternative investment products, such as hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds, and portable alpha strategies to institutional and intermediary channels, and high net worth clients, as well as is involved in real estate investing and merchant banking businesses. Morgan Stanley was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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